The new book of poetry “Me, Rain and a Hired Taxi” (published by AuthorHouse UK), written in Persian with English translations, shares poet Davoud Safdarian’s perception of the lack of love and the excess of social issues he sees today.
Safdarian says there is a universal language found in poetry that is not seen in other literary forms. Each of his Persian poems is clear due to its brevity, he says, and states a particular theme of life in four lines or less.
“My book talks about love between humans, which is our concern in modern life,” Safdarian says. “It also pushes the audience to respect love and keep being kind. My poetry complains about violence and lies in many areas, as well.”
An excerpt from the poem “Solitude”, featured in “Me, Rain and a Hired Taxi”:
“We were not few on those days.
Weren’t we human on those days?
Me and solitude, solitude and me—
how were we not with each other on these days?”